Accenture Assists Dept. of State Expand Global Supply Program to 200 Additional Sites

Ron Ash, Accenture

Ron Ash, Accenture Federal Services

Arlington, Va.-based Accenture Federal Services (AFS), in partnership with the U.S. State Dept., announced Feb. 4 that the global supply chain program, which supports the more than 25,000 men and women deployed to represent America’s foreign interests, has been expanded. The Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS) streamlines logistics support for diplomats and embassies across the globe.

“The system has revolutionized the way the State Department does business by setting a new standard for supporting key services and speeding essential goods to diplomatic personnel around the world, helping the department accomplish its mission,” Ron Ash said, who leads Accenture’s work with the State Department.

Accenture and ILMS recently helped the Department extend the ILMS program to more than 200 additional sites in its global network and enhanced program functionality by adding fleet and expendables management modules.

The ILMS Fleet Management Information System now tracks the State Department’s worldwide fleet of more than 14,000 vehicles and supports overseas motor pool operations with a standardized, web-based solution, which has resulted in the increased efficiency of vehicle management. System-generated reports have replaced manual reports, and individual embassies and consulates can track and access real-time vehicle use data. The system also uses real-time supply chain analytics to help prevent overstocking supplies and manage expiration dates of in-stock supplies.

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